OOC Discussion.   Posted by The Legacy.Group: 0
The Legacy
 GM, 29 posts
 Path of the Suns
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 01:59
OOC Discussion
For general discussion.
The Legacy
 GM, 32 posts
 Path of the Suns
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 07:58
OOC Discussion
Well, that was creepy.  I turned our first Sooth card, and you know what it was?  The Ghostly Presence.

*Twilight Zone theme music plays*
Everly
 Vislae, 39 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 12:37
OOC Discussion
Appropriate lol.
Everly
 Vislae, 40 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 21:16
OOC Discussion
Going to be a little slow in getting a post out... With craziness ramping up and me working for Costco... Work has been a touch exhausting.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 5 posts
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 22:10
OOC Discussion
Understandable. Everyone take care of yourselves!
The Legacy
 GM, 34 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 09:21
OOC Discussion
Everly - a most understandable delay!  I wish everyone the best of health!

I shall be trying to weave a story here in the next couple of days in response to Bhskara's questions, and I want to make certain I do it justice.

Tryvv, you too can enter the Festival of Ink in the main thread to start seeking some answers.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 18 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 06:47
OOC Discussion
Hopefully it won't be long before we end up stumbling upon each other. Literally or figuratively, as it were.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 19 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 04:51
OOC Discussion
Just wanting to check in on everyone to see if everyone is ok. The concerns over COVID-19 are pretty severe, so hopefully everyone is well and taking care of themselves, no matter where we are in the world!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 47 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 04:56
OOC Discussion
Sorry for the radio silence on my part.

I work for the Health Services Agency, so between that and grad school things have been... hectic.

Looking forward to getting back into this over the weekend, as I'll have plenty of time.

How are things on your end?
The Legacy
 GM, 36 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 05:37
OOC Discussion
Doing all right. My company has been declared part of our nation's Critical Infrastructure, so we aren't shutting down until the zombie hoards come.  whee.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 20 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 07:20
OOC Discussion
I am nonessential staff status atm so a bit worried about unemployment, but that might change depending on if my role becomes open to telehealth (therapeutic, even though I am not a therapist... different certifications). But mostly just hoping the world doesn't go too haywire and more of us survive this than not.
The Legacy
 GM, 37 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 08:22
OOC Discussion
Indeedy do. I'm not doing anything glamorous - I work in heavy industry - but since the metal we process goes to transportation and defense, we were deemed too important to shut down. The machines can't run themselves, and even in the event of a shutdown we'd have to have people here on fire watch. The company has given us a fairly generous sick-leave-with-pay policy if anyone gets ill from the virus, so we have that financial safety net for a while. It's just going to depend on how long this goes on.  :(
Everly
 Vislae, 44 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 11:22
OOC Discussion
By contrast, I work in Costco's Canadian call center supporting their eCommerce offerings. We've been, for whatever reason, deemed essential staff as well but haven't been really given much in the way of offerings should we have to self isolate. Generally told absences won't be held against us at this time.

The whole cycle is basically one giant ball of anxiety as a result. >.<
The Legacy
 GM, 38 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 12:13
OOC Discussion
Oh yeah, it's, "Am I short of breath or just so worried about everything that I'm having an allergy flare-up/anxiety/panic attack/bout of depression?"  "Is my cough a COVID-19 cough, or is it just because the factory is full of dust?"  "Am I feeling feverish or is it because spring is here and temperatures are at the 'throw a dart at the thermometer' stage and I am never wearing the correct number of layers?"
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 48 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 17:26
OOC Discussion
What do you do, Tryvv?

I'm in school working on an MSW, definitely pursuing licensure so I can do therapy (among other things).

Alright, I'll be looking at the threads in less than an hour and getting to work writing.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 22 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 23:08
OOC Discussion
I am a Community Support Worker, but have been working in and around those affected by CPS agencies for 13 years give or take, so I am pretty well versed in a lot having to do around that area of expertise and knowledge, and work closely with therapists in my agency.

sadly, since my job is supposed to be support in helping people with mental illness overcome the functional living barriers *in the community*, this has made it hard for me. When no one wants you to come to their home or other similar location, it is near impossible to do your job, unless they relax some restrictions on usage of telehealth.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 50 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 01:14
OOC Discussion
You and I have very similar jobs.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 51 posts
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 20:21
OOC Discussion
Sorry for all the delays, COVID 19 has me a little busy.  Full post coming today.
Everly
 Vislae, 46 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 01:11
OOC Discussion
And Covid-19 is literally frying my brain between work and home. Edited my most recent post to include an acknowledgement to Tryvv and my apologies. >.<
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 24 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 01:49
OOC Discussion
No worries Everly, take care of you! As much as I am feeling bored to tears trying to cope with shelter in place, I would not ask anyone to feel pressured to post when everyone varies in how much they can do or cope with in this crisis. So I can just be patient. No worries, do what you can to stay healthy and be safe!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 53 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 02:45
OOC Discussion
I didn't notice the first time either.

Luckily I was prepping for class tonight and double checked.
The Legacy
 GM, 39 posts
 Path of the Suns
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 13:12
OOC Discussion
Eesh. Yeah, this is not doing anyone any good. I'm simultaneously working more and less (training new people, but then the company cut our hours because no one is making anything with the metal we're selling right now), so I'm jogging very frantically in place. I won't be able to post here from work anymore for several weeks to months, so hopefully I can muster more energy at home!
Everly
 Vislae, 47 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 14:35
OOC Discussion
My hours are basically getting longer, I'm still expected to physically go into work despite my province being officially in a state of emergency and my employer, Costco, has only now started to look into work from home options for its office staff of which in one given my employment at one of their first party call centers... I am... In general less than impressed despite all the positive PR they're getting from the public perception of us staying open.

So definitely on the same wave length when it comes to all this.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:35, Thu 26 Mar 2020.

Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 25 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 19:01
OOC Discussion
Strange times, and no one can expect what it will amount to for anyone. It is scary, stressful, and unexpected, no matter who you are or what you do. So yeah, I expect that even though the seeming expectation is that online pbp games will have more availability, it isn't really true. In some cases it becomes harder!
Everly
 Vislae, 48 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 21:42
OOC Discussion
Going to try and have a post out sometime this evening... Just everything and everyone has now decided they want some of my time lol.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 55 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 03:50
OOC Discussion
Annnnd, I spilled wine on my keyboard and broke it.

I hadn't even drank any yet!

Posts are going to be delayed until Frys opens tomorrow.
The Legacy
 GM, 40 posts
 Path of the Suns
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 14:53
OOC Discussion
Alive! Do not have the plague. Still working, but can't post from work anymore (they dumped four new trainees on our shift and I have to train some of them). Slight flare-up of depression from current worldwide shenanigans. Have to dollop out creative energies with a few less spoons in my jar.
Everly
 Vislae, 51 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 13:40
OOC Discussion
We're not going anywhere so take the time you need to make sure you're in good shape and we'll be around to pop up out of the wood work like spiders and moths. :)
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 57 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 15:15
OOC Discussion
Serious, physical and mental health comes first.

The glorious thing about rpol is that you can forget about the game, and it's always there the next time someone posts.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 27 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 23:57
OOC Discussion
Agreed on all points above. I am waiting on a post from Blue the cat, but other than that this system weirdly requires very little in the way of GM intervention. If necessary I can post another reply, but I am patient so do not feel pressured!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 58 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 18:40
OOC Discussion
How did I miss that there was a post on Monday?!?!?!

Posting today after work.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 61 posts
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 05:00
OOC Discussion
Everyone okay?
The Legacy
 GM, 42 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 08:29
OOC Discussion
Still alive. Work is offering a voluntary two-week layoff from 4/20 through 5/3, and I'm going to take it. I just want two weeks away from the petri dish of the plant. They keep trying to enforce social distancing, but it's absolutely impossible; our break rooms don't allow use to keep the minimum distance, and out on the floor if you're six feet away you can't hear the person next to you. They keep making nominal efforts to comply, but it's not at all practical for what we have to do to work.  Luckily (?) our customers are also mostly shut down, so our demand is low enough that several departments are being offered the temp layoff.  I just need to be out of the plant for a while.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 62 posts
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 15:43
OOC Discussion
Glad you have a chance to be safer, and that you're taking it.  Please be careful.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 63 posts
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 06:25
OOC Discussion
Oh nice!  I was worried how we were going to tie this together, and this is already fascinating.  Solid work everyone.

Spending an Intellect bene.

23:23, Today: Bhaskara Kohli rolled 9 using 1d10+1.  Intellect bene.

Is that a high enough roll for Bhaskara of the Order Goetica to know  what the Vardeskaal (the Path, p. 39) are?

This message was last edited by the player at 06:41, Wed 15 Apr 2020.

Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 64 posts
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 02:58
OOC Discussion
Boop?
The Legacy
 GM, 44 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 13:20
OOC Discussion
Sorry, the pull of Shadow has been strong as of late.

Yes, Bhaskara knows of the Vardeskaal of the Silver Sun.  :)
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 31 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 18:36
OOC Discussion
I have had a bit of a drag on work lately as well, so I couldn't really focus too much on the games here. Let me look at the thread now and I will try to update it after a conference call I have to take soon (yay working from home...)
Everly
 Vislae, 55 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 22:22
OOC Discussion
Just getting out a post myself.
The Legacy
 GM, 45 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 01:24
OOC Discussion
Husband just went on full furlough, and I'm still out for another week. Trying to find an equilibrium this week, as this is the first time we've both been on full furlough since the pandemic began (my company was... slow to react, and his even more so).
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 66 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 03:33
OOC Discussion
I'm sorry to hear that Legacy.

I'm glad you're both safe, but that's a lot of anxiety.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 32 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 20:47
OOC Discussion
Yeah, focus on what matters definitely, and stay safe!

I was going to post, but RPOL was being wonky with me, so let me see now...
Everly
 Vislae, 57 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 21:19
OOC Discussion
Yeah, RPOL has been super wonky the last few days. It's been difficult to get anything out as a result.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 69 posts
Sun 3 May 2020
at 23:15
OOC Discussion
Hope everyone is alright.
The Legacy
 GM, 50 posts
 Path of the Suns
Mon 4 May 2020
at 00:44
OOC Discussion
Looks like we'll be dividing up for our next leg of things, as Tryvv is going to his Weaver cell, and Bhaskara is going to look for how to contact the Vardeskaal, possibly with Everly in tow.
Everly
 Vislae, 59 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Mon 4 May 2020
at 00:47
OOC Discussion
Seems that way, Everly'll be sticking with Bhaskara if we do split up.
The Legacy
 GM, 51 posts
 Path of the Suns
Mon 4 May 2020
at 03:37
OOC Discussion
Ok, so Everly and Bhaskara are going to try to find the Vardeskaal, and Tryvv to his cell.  Where are Everly and Bhaskara going to go so I may set the scene?
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 70 posts
Mon 4 May 2020
at 04:26
OOC Discussion
Through the Gate to the Hollows, and from there through a Memory Gate to the Celestial Bazaar.

If any place has Vardeskaal, it's the Celestial Bazaar.
Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 34 posts
Mon 4 May 2020
at 20:52
OOC Discussion
This plan works for me. Not that I want to divide up the group, but offloading my texts, doing the investigation into the bits and bobs that I am trying to resolve for Bhaskara, and then getting back to the group afterward makes the most sense to speed things along. At least for now. with our group being as small as it is, we can afford some party separation. If we were a larger group I would say we should stick together to keep GM task management low.

I seem to have a notice for a private message, but when I looked I do no see any. Bug, or was there some message that did not in fact reach me?
The Legacy
 GM, 52 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 9 May 2020
at 13:05
OOC Discussion
I didn't send any private messages, Tryvv, so I'm going to chalk that up to a bug.

Also, everyone should have a Complete Record thread that I started for them that only they can see, in order to get all of their various neighborhood stuff and whatnot into a single place.  If anything looks out of order, or you need to change anything or add anything, lemme know.

Also, it looks like you can reach the Celestial Bazaar from every district but Fartown, The Hollows, and the Undersling, to it would seem you can go to a memory gate direct from Strangeglass, should that be your wish to get right to work!

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:25, Sat 09 May 2020.

The Legacy
 GM, 54 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 9 May 2020
at 21:47
OOC Discussion
Tryvv, I hope to have your thread up either late tonight or tomorrow morning.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 72 posts
Sun 10 May 2020
at 22:12
OOC Discussion
A short post, letting Everly take the lead here.
Everly
 Vislae, 61 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Wed 13 May 2020
at 22:17
OOC Discussion
Going to be working at a post tomorrow for my thread. Just been having a rough time of creativity after work is done.
The Legacy
 GM, 56 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 19 May 2020
at 12:14
OOC Discussion
Working on post update, but with everyone moving to a new location, there has been a turn of the Sooth deck. The Cat now reigns on the Green Sun.

Also, we have a new vislae who is being drawn from Shadow.  They have summoned the Black Cube, and the ritual should be complete in ten days.  After they have contemplated the Cube, they will be revealing themselves to us.
Vislae
 Vislae, 1 post
Tue 19 May 2020
at 18:55
OOC Discussion
Hi everybody!

I've been looking at Invisible Sun for a while now and I'm really intrigued by the surreal setting and really innovative rules.  I finally took the plunge and summoned my Black Cube a couple of days ago.  I don't have a local gaming group that's interested in playing but I'm excited at the possibility of joining your story.

I'll let you all know when I receive the materials and I will submit an RTJ once I have a chance to read through it and develop a character concept.

Thanks again!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 74 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 16:51
OOC Discussion
Whose got two thumbs, and messed up realizing it was their turn to post?

This Vislae!

Large post this afternoon to apologize for my idiocy.
Everly
 Vislae, 64 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sun 24 May 2020
at 18:20
OOC Discussion
Sorry for a belated greeting to our newest initiate; welcome to the part and hope you have a good time with us.

As to the posts lol. I needed time to think and muse. Giving ending form is always a tricky prospect. ;)
Vislae
 Vislae, 2 posts
Thu 28 May 2020
at 23:42
OOC Discussion
Everly, I appreciate the welcome and I'm looking forward to joining all of you.

I ordered my Black Cube last week and it was finally delivered today.  Unfortunately, the Amazon reseller that I purchased it from had placed it in a cheap shipping container (not the original packaging from Monte Cook Games) and it must have gotten dropped along the way.  UPS, in its infinite wisdom, discarded the damaged exterior box and simply taped up the Black Cube itself for the remainder of the trip to my house.  Long story short, the Black Cube is trashed, there was evidently some water damage based on the stains on some of the items inside and the books have broken bindings, smashed covers, etc.  Needless to say, I was pretty unhappy this afternoon.  Serves me right for not ordering directly from Monte Cook in the first place.

I'm returning everything to the supplier and will be ordering the PDFs tomorrow so that I can get an RTJ up sometime this weekend.  I still plan to buy the physical product at some point...hoping that they don't sell out before that.



Everly
 Vislae, 65 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Thu 28 May 2020
at 23:48
OOC Discussion
Oof... I'd be basically in tears over that if I was honest. Hopefully there'll be no fussing over the return given the condition it arrived in.
Vislae
 Vislae, 3 posts
Thu 28 May 2020
at 23:51
OOC Discussion
Keeping my fingers crossed about the return.  I opened it and took a gazillion pictures of the damage to each item.  I was literally sick to my stomach when it was dropped off.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 76 posts
Fri 29 May 2020
at 00:01
OOC Discussion
That...

That is devastating.

I am so sorry.  Holy shit.
The Legacy
 GM, 58 posts
 Path of the Suns
Fri 29 May 2020
at 03:10
OOC Discussion
Gads, I'd be in tears. So sorry about that, Vislae. :'(
The Legacy
 GM, 60 posts
 Path of the Suns
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 06:28
OOC Discussion
Oh wait, I know what that was.  Clearly that was a magical flux while summoning the Black Cube, causing a False Cube to appear in its place.  You are redoing the summoning, as is proper, to make certain the true Black Cube appears!

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:14, Fri 05 June 2020.

Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 78 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 03:34
OOC Discussion
Hope you're all safe and well.
The Legacy
 GM, 61 posts
 Path of the Suns
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 14:01
OOC Discussion
Alive and well. There were some protests and a curfew in my area for several days. The actual protests were passionate but peaceful; the curfew was because some idiots who weren't protesting at all decided to go loot stores en masse for giggles one night.

I have family in Minneapolis, and their house isn't far from where the riot zone was, but luckily they were several hours north at their cabin, teleworking, when everything went down.  They're still up there for the time being, and probably will be up there until things calm down a touch more.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 1 post
Sun 7 Jun 2020
at 17:28
OOC Discussion
Hi everyone,  new Vislae here.  Iíll post over in the neighborhood thread with for more character focused chat but wanted to say hello here.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 79 posts
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 03:13
OOC Discussion
Woo!

Glad to have you.  Things have been a little slow due to the real world being rather on fire, but I'm hoping everyone is okay and they pick up here soon.

Anything I can do to help?
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 4 posts
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 11:39
OOC Discussion
Iím sure.   Iíve spent the last few months dealing with one crisis before another one pops up.  Iíve posted some stuff into the character and neighborhood threads so feel free to comment on that stuff.
Everly
 Vislae, 66 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 22:25
OOC Discussion
Will try and get something up either tonight or Wednesday. Today has been... a difficult and unpleasant day.
The Legacy
 GM, 62 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 00:21
OOC Discussion
No worries.  I planned for this game to go at a somewhat more leisurely pace due to the complexity of the characters and the world. I figured on less number of posts but of somewhat longer length or meaning.  Also, ya know, the real world's on fire on several levels so folks shouldn't need to worry overmuch about what is supposed to be a fun activity.
Vislae
 Vislae, 4 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 06:36
OOC Discussion
Hey folks.  I'm still here.  We had a bit of a COVID scare.  A member of my family tested positive on the 5th and is still getting over it.  She's doing well and had a mild case.
Fortunately, the rest of us tested negative.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 11 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 09:18
OOC Discussion
Glad to hear theyíre on the mend!
Everly
 Vislae, 69 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 14:15
OOC Discussion
Definitely good to hear. :)
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 84 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 16:24
OOC Discussion
Glad to hear she's recovering, please be safe.
The Legacy
 GM, 65 posts
 Path of the Suns
Wed 17 Jun 2020
at 12:52
OOC Discussion
Glad to hear that, Vislae!  Happy to hear you're safe.  :)
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 96 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 20:24
OOC Discussion
Man, this week got away from me.

I'm back now, sorry for the delay.  The good news is my test results are in and I don't have COVID.  Weird to live at a time when even a sore throat is a sign of grave concern.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:25, Fri 03 July 2020.

Tryvv Lorent
 Vislae, 37 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 04:44
OOC Discussion
Hello everyone. first and foremost, my deepest apologies for not replying/posting, etc., especially since this is a very delicate time with the pandemic. I am doing fun (fingers crossed) but my state moved forward with opening up certain parts of our economy for business (Our state, for the record, has been very good about paying attention to COVID-19 so our numbers had been low up until recently). This ended up causing a huge influx of business at work, much to my chagrin, and my stress levels have been off the chart trying to manage the busy after 2 months or more of stagnation, and on top of that anxiety over things.

This meant I have not had any chance to post to the games I am in, and I fear that while things are still in constant disarray I will not be able to keep up. Which is very annoying, as I was really enjoying the game for the brief time I was involved.

Unless things shift, I will have to step down, especially since I do not want to bog things down for everyone else. If needed, Tryvv can bow out with whatever NPC info is needed...he is a bit of a flighty sort anyway. And of course there is The Shadow, another avenue to have him bow out (And he is especially prone to it given his backstory).

I apologize again for the inconvenience on our awesome DM and the group, as well as any worry I may have caused. Please take care of yourselves everyone!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 98 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 23:19
OOC Discussion
Man, there is a global pandemic going on.  You certainly don't owe me an apology.  Take good care of yourself and your loved ones, don't worry about pretending to be a sorcerer on the internet.  Please be safe and be well.
The Legacy
 GM, 72 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 00:32
OOC Discussion
Tryvv, sorry to hear things have gotten so stressful.  Take care of yourself as Tryvv takes a jaunt to Shadow.  If things calm down again, you are certainly welcome to come back.  :)
The Legacy
 GM, 75 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 01:38
OOC Discussion
Is there another place you guys are interested in going, together or separately?
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 100 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 02:16
OOC Discussion
Let me know if you two want to free RP.  If not, I'll have a post up summoning the Spirit of Sharpness the moment I hear back from you.
Everly
 Vislae, 75 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 02:32
OOC Discussion
I'd be down for some open RP but I suspect we're all too objective oriented characters to waste too much time on idle chitchat.
The Legacy
 GM, 76 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 05:49
OOC Discussion
Bhaskara, are you drawing a summoning circle in the middle of the Celestial Bazaar?  Just making sure before I have anyone react.  You might need your companions to make sure no one steps on the circle as you're getting it ready, if so.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 102 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 18:11
OOC Discussion
They are trying to, yes.

I'm trying to get a better feel for the character, and I'm liking strangely unobservant as one of their traits.  The multitude of voices compels them to action sometimes, and that leads to a certain amount of obliviousness.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 104 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 01:53
OOC Discussion
Man, if you did a thing to raise the difficulty of this Spirit, we are about to have a double failure on our hands!


18:52, Today: Bhaskara Kohli rolled 5 using 1d10+3.  Contract Negotiation 2 + Manipulation Bene.
Everly
 Vislae, 77 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 00:42
OOC Discussion
Apologies for my relative silence here. It's been a hard few weeks and didn't feel like much for Everly to say in the moment. >.>
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 106 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 01:18
OOC Discussion
Tryvv is up anyways.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:19, Thu 23 July 2020.

Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 25 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 08:39
OOC Discussion
I didnít realize you called me into the scene.  Sorry.  Also I just want to suggest that if this doesnít work we let it go.  It is a far bigger problem than summoning will solve.  Trust me.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 107 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 14:16
OOC Discussion
Why did I call you Tryvv?

I blame it on grad school, last night was Research Methods, my brain is like a fried egg afterwords.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 26 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 15:49
OOC Discussion
In reply to Bhaskara Kohli (msg # 89):

No worries.  Been there done that have the piece of paper.  Brutal class.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 113 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2020
at 04:42
OOC Discussion
Ahhh!

I know I'm into a game when I find myself chomping the bit for a person who typically has an even faster response time than me to post so I don't skip them narratively.

Solid work Legacy, really enjoying playing this with you all.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 32 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2020
at 16:30
OOC Discussion
Iíll be getting back to this shortly.  Had an in-law visit...  A good guy but it took it out of me having to deal with people for four days straight.
The Legacy
 GM, 84 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sun 9 Aug 2020
at 08:54
OOC Discussion
Week busier than expected - work is being a pain, will need to wait until Tue the 11th to start posting again. Apologies!
The Legacy
 GM, 85 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 22:53
OOC Discussion
Windstorm. No power. Will post when able.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 116 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 02:18
OOC Discussion
Be safe, no rush.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 117 posts
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 22:41
OOC Discussion
Well, apparently in wishing you safety I cursed myself.

We had a heat wave, which led to a freak weather event called a Roll Cloud around 2:30am yesterday.  The Roll Cloud caused massive winds, knocked out the power and internet, and literally left us in the dark with no cell service when the heat lighting started a forest fire near by.  Woke up to smoke at 5:30am after a restless night of lighting and thunder.  Had to grab the bug out bag and the cat to drive into town just to get enough of a signal to call the non-emergency line and figure out if our place was going to burn down or not.

So yeah, relaxing weekend.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 35 posts
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 22:45
OOC Discussion
Well Iím glad youíre ok...  I also appreciate living somewhere that the environment doesnít actively try to kill me.
The Legacy
 GM, 86 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 00:22
OOC Discussion
Bhaskara, I feel for you and I hope you and your cat are doing all right!

I now in a position do to an update on what happened in my neck of the woods.  Search for "Iowa derecho" if you want to see exactly what happened, but what basically was going on was that on Monday, August 10th a massive windstorm hit my area around 1:30pm (I was asleep due to my nocturnal schedule, but I woke up in a hurry).  It was a derecho, a straight-line windstorm with winds up to 100mph, though it was about 80mph in my area.  Is sounded like a freight train and looked like a hurricane, with branches and bits of roofing flying by our front windows.  We lost power shortly after the storm and didn't get it back until last evening on Friday the 15th.  We didn't get Internet back until Saturday the 16th, and spent most of Sunday and Monday replacing the food we'd lost from our fridge and ice chest and doing chores we couldn't do with the power out.  We were very lucky in that we (or my parents in the same area) didn't have any house damage and very minimal tree damage. Some folks weren't so lucky. There were trees across roads, trees on houses, and some cities had very massive property damage to a huge amount of homes and businesses (one city to the west of us has people camping in their front yards as they have no place else to stay). There are still roads shut with trees and light poles across them, and we've lost an immense amount of trees everywhere.  Every day for a week the air is alive with the sounds of generators, chainsaws, and woodchippers.  It's going to take weeks to get the branches and trees cleared that fell down during the storm, more to remove the trees that are damaged but still upright, and every third house is sporting a tarp to cover lost shingles, roof damage, or worse. We're one of the lucky ones and I am very grateful right now.

I will hopefully be able to update the game tonight or tomorrow.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 118 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 01:10
OOC Discussion
Holy shit.

I'm so glad to hear you're alright.

No rush on posting, I apparently got the kiddy version of what you've been through.
Everly
 Vislae, 82 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 01:44
OOC Discussion
No rush, just glad the both of you are alright.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 36 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 08:57
OOC Discussion
Seriously, glad everyone is doing alright.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 119 posts
Thu 20 Aug 2020
at 16:43
OOC Discussion
Sorry for the continued radio silence.

40 acres blossomed into in 10,000 acres on Tuesday night, with 22,000 people displaced.

I am one of those, we got the call to evacuate at 12:30am on Wednesday morning.  Grabbed the wife the bug out bag, and the cat, packed up the car, and fled to a hotel. The fire line crossed my house yesterday, so I have no idea if it's still standing.

Leaving the hotel today to go live with some friends in a nearby city this afternoon.

Don't know when I'll be posting next.
The Legacy
 GM, 87 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 00:06
OOC Discussion
I'm so sorry Bhaskara!  It's very beastly out there.  :(  I hope you and yours are all right. *hugs*
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 37 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:41
OOC Discussion
I hope everyone is doing ok.  Good luck to all.  Maybe some day soon, when Earth isnít trying to kill us all, we can back to some sort of normal.
Everly
 Vislae, 83 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:45
OOC Discussion
That'd be delightful. As it stands, I'm not terribly fond that I've been getting Tornado warnings and watches at least once a week for the last two weeks. >.>
Wynternight
 Vislae, 12 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 22:50
OOC Discussion
Jaysis...2020 has been one hell of a year and not in a good way. The COVID-19 situation has had me running nonstop since it first became apparent it had spread from China and was in the UK. My normal work is paediatric trauma surgeon and A&E doctor but I have a Masters in Microbiology with a Virology specialty and did a Field Epidemiology Fellowship so I'm on the NHS's 'CALL FIRST!' list. And they did. And I haven't been still since as they gave me added duties but didn't pull me from my normal work so 12 hour days have been 14-16 for months.

I'm just glad to hear everyone is all right and I, for one, will be very glad when this very barmy year goes away!
The Legacy
 GM, 89 posts
 Path of the Suns
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 23:58
OOC Discussion
Holy squawkbox, Wynternight!  Best of continued luck to you in this ongoing ridiculousness!
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 38 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 00:14
OOC Discussion
I would request a redo of 2020... Of course, who knows if it would have turned out better.  We might have gotten Cthulhu instead.  That said, continued health to all and safety from fire and hurricanes and angry rabbits and all the other dangerous stuff out there.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 120 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 01:56
OOC Discussion
Still here as well.

Evacuated last Thursday to a friend's house in a nearby city.  It's looking like the 40,000 acre fire stopped about 5ft. away from my front door.  That is not an exaggeration.  If the house is still standing, and we think it is, then the only reason for that is the fire lines that were bulldozed in.  We are utterly surrounded by fire damage on all sides, but the damage report shows my house as green for "undamaged."

It will likely be a few weeks before we get to actually go and look.

Oh yeah, and my Master's Program starts up again on Tuesday.

I might even get a post in this evening.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:56, Fri 28 Aug 2020.

Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 123 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 23:04
OOC Discussion
I've been formatting my speech small to suggest that Bhaskara is always whispering.

If it's annoying to read, let me know.
The Legacy
 GM, 91 posts
 Path of the Suns
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 00:05
OOC Discussion
Not at all, Bhaskara, no trouble reading it.

I'm glad to hear you're safe, and I really hope your home is safe as well!

Best of luck with your Master's program.  :)
The Legacy
 GM, 92 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 07:13
OOC Discussion
Question to y'all.  You (at least Everly and Bhaskara) were seeking Blue's missing friend, so what do we know about them?
Everly
 Vislae, 86 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 12:05
OOC Discussion
I'm presuming we will get back to that after the Cellar misadventure as I thought the whole forging and riddle list bit was contributing to that?
The Legacy
 GM, 93 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 14:19
OOC Discussion
Indeed, I just wanted to know if guys wanted some details (hashed out between you, perhaps in a flashback scene) so that you will have things to look for, ask about, etc.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 124 posts
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 14:45
OOC Discussion
So originally I had gone in a very selfish direction with that Arc.

When I proposed it, I had said that Blue's friend was a Spider (not a Truespider), who had been possessed by a Demon member of the Abnormous.  I was hoping of using it as a way of getting further connected with Raajathamos, start spending Acumen on Character Arcs towards forming a bond with that entity, and eventually taking them as a Patron.

But considering all three of us are along for this ride, and we haven't been surging along our Character Arcs particularly fast, do others maybe want to add more of their own story to that mix?
The Legacy
 GM, 95 posts
 Path of the Suns
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 03:12
OOC Discussion
Well, to be fair, if this game were at the table, we might be an hour or two into the session, and have already had a couple of player character changes!  ;)

But regarding Blue's Spider friend, we could build them together to give everyone an in on them.  We know currently that the friend is missing from Blue's own searches.

Bhaskara, you know they are a Spider that is possessed by a Demon of the Abnormous.

Everly or Jonah - one of you tell me the Spider's name and something distinctive about their appearance.  The other tell me a fact you know about this Demon that is possessing them.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 40 posts
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 22:47
OOC Discussion
I donít feel like I e been neglected.  Honestly it is likely that I will start a new arc And likely finish it before I come anywhere near my current arcs completion.

The spiders name is the sound a web makes when it catches A thought of someone who is contemplating infinity.  That said, since that name doesnít work for anyone other than spiders as they are uneducated, they go by the name Georg.  The Spider is fairly ordinary, not much smaller than the largest spider youíve ever seen and not much larger than the smallest spider you have ever seen, but their web seems to be made of many copies of the same design each with its own spider on it that is strangely not much smaller than the Lagest spider youíve ever seen and not much larger than the smallest spider youíve ever seen.
Everly
 Vislae, 87 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 23:01
OOC Discussion
Question on the cellar.... I'm presuming Everly's artificial arm has basically stopped working?
The Legacy
 GM, 96 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 08:10
OOC Discussion
Everly, your arm is now a top-of-the-line prosthetic for Shadow technology. So likely you can curl your fingers, grasp, have some customized appearance, but certainly not the level of feeling and function in the Actuality.
Jonah Ophidon
 Vislae, 42 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 09:44
OOC Discussion
Like Jonah said...  shadow sucks.
The Legacy
 GM, 97 posts
 Path of the Suns
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 10:00
OOC Discussion
Ugh, I know. Shadow, am I right?
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 127 posts
Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 05:12
OOC Discussion
Sorry for the single sentence post, I just need the info before I answer her.
Everly
 Vislae, 89 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 20:15
OOC Discussion
Going to try and get a post out tomorrow... Weekend has been more chaotic than expected.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 129 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 02:30
OOC Discussion
Everyone okay?
The Legacy
 GM, 100 posts
 Path of the Suns
Mon 28 Sep 2020
at 02:15
OOC Discussion
Yup, still alive. Sometimes I can post from work, other times I'm needed on the line and can't post at all. And certain weekends is also my live gaming group (I'd call it face-to-face, but it's more face-to-screen right now...) so that requires a larger energy investment.  Posting here now!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 130 posts
Mon 28 Sep 2020
at 02:16
OOC Discussion
No rush, just get nervous with 2020 being... well... 2020.

Glad to hear you're alright.  Jonah?
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 131 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2020
at 04:57
OOC Discussion
Oops!  Post tomorrow.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 133 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 15:27
OOC Discussion
Sorry about that, I got all caught up in grad school and missed my lists.
Everly
 Vislae, 91 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sun 4 Oct 2020
at 12:38
OOC Discussion
Apologies in my tardiness getting out a post. One of my wrists is presently in a brace and trying to limit computer time and use a bit to let it heal up. Will try and have something done today.
The Legacy
 GM, 105 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 03:06
OOC Discussion
Going to be on vacation through the 9th of November, should able to resume on the 10th. Possibly could post before then, but no promises!
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 137 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 00:13
OOC Discussion
As good as a time as any to vanish for a week.

Be safe and be well.
The Legacy
 GM, 110 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 12 Dec 2020
at 01:06
OOC Discussion
Hey guys, I may have jumped the gun slightly.  If you wanted to have paused elsewhere in Strangeglass or Fartown or even gone to one of your homes to converse before nightfall, we can move the discourse elsewhere.  Otherwise, are you good with talking on the streets of Beacon Way?
Everly
 Vislae, 98 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sat 12 Dec 2020
at 01:25
OOC Discussion
I'm fine with it. Sort of just waiting on Bhaskara to volley back lol.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 141 posts
Sat 12 Dec 2020
at 02:25
OOC Discussion
Ooh, I was waiting on Legacy to tell me what the shadowy shape is, but that was just me misreading!

I'll have a post tonight, sorry for the stall, I missed what was happening and was waiting for input.
Everly
 Vislae, 100 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:35
OOC Discussion
Will try and have a post out tomorrow evening. Work this week has been particularly exhausting with panic buying kicking up.
The Legacy
 GM, 118 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 06:36
OOC Discussion
Hey everyone,

I'm sure you noticed me slowing down my posting in the last few months and weeks. While I am enjoying DMing the game, I have had a flareup (or downturn, I suppose) of my depression due to work factors, home factors, and general world issue factors, which makes it hard for me to work up the wherewithal to post appropriately, or sometimes at all.  Which then can snowball into feeling bad because I haven't posted, but then being too depressed to post, which means I feel bad I haven't posted...

You get the drift.  ;)

I am seeking appropriate professional help to get better/make things more manageable (this isn't my first rodeo). I am going to take a short DMing break whist I get through the first stage of treatment, so I hope to resume posting in just over two weeks.

Everyone remember to take care of yourselves!

~Isida
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 147 posts
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 07:01
OOC Discussion
Hey Isida!

I'm sorry you have to deal with that on top of the absolute shit show that is the world right now, you have absolutely nothing to feel guilty about. Doesn't mean me saying that will make the guilty feelings magically disappear, but that's not the point. Just letting you know you've done nothing wrong by me.  I'm 2 months shy of finishing my Master's in Social Work, with more than a decade working in mental health. So not only do I very much get the drift, I'm also pretty buried in school and work right now.

Sounds like you're being a bad ass about it.  Please take all the time you need to take care of yourself, Amora and I will be here when you get back.
Everly
 Vislae, 103 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 01:09
OOC Discussion
Yep, take all the time you need and when you're ready to go again. Let us know and we'll be happy to pick up or start over as needed. :D
Everly
 Vislae, 104 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Thu 6 May 2021
at 00:22
OOC Discussion
Still present, kind of just debating how to respond at the moment lol.
Everly
 Vislae, 106 posts
 1st Degree Maker
 Whispers in the Dark
Mon 10 May 2021
at 19:38
OOC Discussion
Think we're good to transition over to Everly's place less you feel our shadowy 'friend' has more to say on the matter?
The Legacy
 GM, 123 posts
 Path of the Suns
Sun 16 May 2021
at 03:35
OOC Discussion
They'll likely have a parting shot (demons, I feel, must always have the parting shot, or at least they think they should) and then we'll move over to our next scene.  :)
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 150 posts
Thu 20 May 2021
at 03:58
OOC Discussion
I have a big post, it might not get done tonight.
Bhaskara Kohli
 Vislae, 153 posts
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 04:33
OOC Discussion
I should have a post by tomorrow. On my first vacation in like, two years.